Tuesday 16 August 2022

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St Stephen of Hungary

Ezekiel 28:1-10. It is I who deal death and give life – Deuteronomy 32:26-28, 30, 35-36. Matthew 19:23-30.

For God everything is possible

I love the line ‘for you, this is impossible; for God everything is possible’. It has taken me to many places over the years. These days, it makes me think about trust, an attitude that is in short supply. Why do people strive to be rich? After all, there’s only so much money you can spend. Jesus sees the downside of wealth. If you are overburdened with possessions, getting into heaven is like trying to fit a camel through the eye of a needle. I don’t think this is judgmental. It is simply a statement of fact. If your trust is in what you own, then your life is bound to be anxious and defensive. But if we can take to heart those words ‘nothing is impossible to God’, then we can find a freedom that means we don’t have to be so self-reliant. Life is a journey, not a race.

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